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Japan confirms scrapping U.S. missile defense system

2020-06-26 08:39:01       source:CGTN

June 25, 2020

Japan has scrapped the deployment of a multi-billion-dollar anti-missile system, the government confirmed Thursday, days after saying the program had been suspended. 

Interceptors for the Aegis Ashore system were to be placed in two regions under the costly and controversial program. 

But the government reversed course under pressure from local residents concerned about the risks posed by a missile defense system in their backyard.

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